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It has been a while since we spotlighted Wednesday comics, but things are looking very interesting as we head to the end of the year. Marvel has my three favorite X-Men (Gambit, Rogue, & Bishop) on the same team while a bunch of awesome characters are back at DC (Wally West Flash & Tim Drake Robin).

MARVEL COMICS

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Astonishing X-Men #5
Official Description: THE LIFE OF X CONTINUES! The SHADOW KING and CHARLES XAVIER continue their twisted game in the ASTRAL PLANE, competing for the very lives of GAMBIT, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN, FANTOMEX and MYSTIQUE. And back in the real world, this game is leaving lasting repercussions as PSYLOCKE, BISHOP and ANGEL attempt to defend LONDON from Shadow King’s psychic attacks. With two of their allies fallen, can Xavier rally his X-Men for one final push against their foe?
Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Ramon Rosanas

Spirits of Vengeance #2
Official Description: WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 2. Someone’s unearthed a weapon that can the tip scales in the war between Heaven and Hell… And an ancient summit known as the Covenant is the perfect place to use it! Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, joins forces with Blade, Satana and Hellstorm to unravel the plot against God himself. The supernatural corners of the Marvel U will never be the same again!
Writer: Victor Gischler | Artist: David Baldeon

DC COMICS

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Titans #17
Official Description: “The Destroyer”! As the Titans face their darkest hour, the terrible truth about the team’s traitor is finally revealed! But how did it come to this? What could possibly turn friend against friend? All the cards are on the table in this stunning issue destined to change the Titans forever!
Writer: Dan Abnett | Artists: Mick Gray, Minkyu Jung

Detective Comics #968
Official Description: “A LONELY PLACE OF LIVING” finale! Tim Drake is back on Earth — but if the deadly threat he brought back with him from outside of time has its way, it won’t be for long…and this shadowy figure wants to take one of Batman’s team down with him, too! Everything Tim died for the first time is at risk, if he can’t survive this attack!
Writer: James T Tynion IV | Artists: Raúl Fernández, Alvaro Martinez

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Coyotes #1
Offical Description: Underworld meets Sicario in this new series from SEAN LEWIS (SAINTS, THE FEW) and amazing new artist CAITLIN YARSKY. Hunted by a legion of wolves that roam the border, women are disappearing. The survivors band together to wage war. Detective Frank Coffey is trying to understand this mythic-level bloodbath when he comes across Red, a little girl with a secret and a sword. Ultra-violent and smart as hell, COYOTES transforms the everyday into a myth we can rally behind.
Writer: Sean Lewis | Artist: Caitlin Yarsky

Port of Earth #1
Official Description: Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer ZACK KAPLAN (ECLIPSE) and ANDREA MUTTI (Rebels, Star Wars, Batman Eternal, Prometheus).
Writer: Zack Kaplan | Artist: Andrea Mutti

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New Comic Wednesday is bringing an awesome mix of new comics. Here are six spotlight previews from various publishers. I had no idea there was a He-Man/Thundercats series and now I’ll have to try an track down the first three issues!

DC COMICS

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Superman #15
Description: “MULTIPLICITY” part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.
Writers: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi | Artists: Doug Mahnke

He-Man/Thundercats #4
Description: It’s the battle you’ve waited to see! With the Ancient Spirits of Evil ravaging Eternia, Lion-O rushes to aid the Masters of the Universe in defending their world. The only thing standing in his way is…He-Man?! The epic battle between the super-heroic 1980s icons breaks loose as the Sword of Power clashes with the Sword of Omens! This one you do not want to miss!
Writers: Lloyd Goldfine, Rob David | Artist: Freddie E Williams II

MARVEL COMICS

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IVX #2
Description: The Inhumans have failed to find a way to stop the deadly effect the Terrigen Cloud has on Mutantkind, so the X-Men have taken matters into their own hands. New Attilan is under attack! The Inhumans aren’t surrendering their home without a fight, but is there something larger a stake?
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule | Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Cover

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10
Description: Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end! Can they escape with their informant intact? Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?
Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Phil Noto

DARK HORSE COMICS

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Angel Season 11 #1
Description: It will take an Angel and a goddess to save the world! Vampire Angel is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big—and very bad—that is coming. The goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past.
Writer: Corinna Bechko | Artist: Geraldo Borges

Dark Horse Presents #30
Description: Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the award-winning Dark Horse Presents! Continuing stories include Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook; Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society; and The Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig; as well as McNeil’s Finder, Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Levitz’s Brooklyn Blood, illustrated by Tim Hamilton!
Writers: Various | Artists: Various

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Logan opens on March 3 and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Richard E Grant. This is being billed as Jackman’s final film in the role of Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men series.

The Pit

It has been a while since we took a trip into The Pit and I can honestly say that I’ve missed writing the column. What started as a way to throw out some opinions on various news stories turned into a fun way to spotlight multiple topics without the need to do a full blown articles on any of the subjects. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to write this column daily, but I’m going to try to make it a weekly thing.

BatmanBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is getting closer and closer (the movie is only a little more than 6 months away!!!). New photos from the movie has been released online, you can check them out in a Gallery on the movie’s official website (the site also features the movie’s trailer and some other goodies).

A new rumor cropped up today via Heroic Hollywood that Warner Brothers is so trilled with Ben Affleck’s performance that they want even more Batman in the film and are working to make that happen. Personally I hope they don’t over do it. Sometimes, less is more. If the movie is working and Batman is the standout, keep it that way. Don’t try to force more of a good thing, just let it happen organically. Either way, I’ll be seeing  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on opening night.

Wolverine

Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman is sticking to his story that Wolverine III will be his last movie as the beloved gruff X-Man. On the plus side, there is rumor has it that he has a role (or cameo) in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, so while Wolverine III might be his last ride as the hero, it will not be the only movie we have to look forward to with Jackman in the role.

Another awesome rumor is that we will see the return of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, in the new solo Wolverine outing. Creed was played by ex-wrestler Tyler Mane in X-Men, but recast with Liev Schreiber in the prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Schreiber was easily the best part of a otherwise disappointing first Wolverine solo outing, but I’d welcome seeing him have another go at the villain. Hopefully the material in the new movie will be up to par (it better be if its the last time we’ll see Jackman as the Wolverine.

Ash in an Evil Dead Series

We are just a month and a half away from the premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ! I can not wait to see Bruce Campbell return to the iconic role and face-off with a new crop of Deadites!

The series has a new official description: “Ash vs Evil Dead follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.” The show also has a new behind the scenes video, click here to watch the “First Look” for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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This week we have a pretty awesome mix of comics coming out on Wednesday. Here are six spotlight issues from a variety of publishers.

MARVEL COMICS

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Uncanny X-Men #600
Description: The final explosive issue in Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga! Scott Summers – savior or destroyer? Questions will be answered! The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School – it’s all going to change. The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it through in one piece. Featuring 40 pages of a host of popular X-Men creators!
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Artist: Kris Anka | Cover Artist: Chris Bachalo

Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1
Description: Join Hank Pym, a.k.a. ANT-MAN, as he learns that a little experiment can land him in BIG trouble! Can Ant-Man tame something as painfully formidable as the Bullet Ant before it’s too late?! Find out! PLUS: Reprinting Tales to Astonish #27 (the first appearance of Hank Pym) and Tales to Astonish #35 (the first of appearance of Ant-Man in costume)!
Writer: Corona Pilgrim | Cover Artist: Jung-Sik Ahn

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Superman #41
Description: The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues with the debut of the amazing new creative team of new writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and continuing artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson! What will happen when the big secret is revealed?
Writer: Gene Luen Yang | Artists: Klaus Janson, John Romita, Jr.

We Are Robin! #1
Description: Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!
Writer/Cover Artist: Lee Bermejo | Artists: Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph

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The Walking Dead #143
Description: A Union.
Writer: Robert Kirkman | Artist: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn

Spawn #253
Description: What if you had the ability to communicate with someone inside their final dream but were powerless to prevent the dream from ending? Al Simmons journeys to a place he vowed he would never go: to his childhood, and to the side of a dying man he never fully knew in order to save the soul of his own estranged father. Meanwhile, Al’s personal tragedy magnifies as the forces of darkness close in on the souls of those he loves the most.
Writer: Paul Jenkins | Artist: Jonboy

All of these issues are on sale this Wednesday, June 24, 2015. What issues do you have in your pull list?


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Just in time for X-Men: Days of Future Past to bring Sentinels to the movie audience, the Uncanny X-Men have recently been faced with them again with a mystery villain building them for SHIELD. Hopefully issue 21 sheds new light on the mutant hunting robots. It also looks like Cyclops and the gang will be paying a destructive visit to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Uncanny X-Men #21
Official Description: The Cyclops Revolution marches on! Who is the mysterious figure building Sentinels for SHIELD? Find out what happened to Dazzler since Mystique took her down back in UNCANNY X-MEN #9!

The Marvel Comic hit stands today, written by Brian Michael Benis with pencils by Chris Bachalo. This week is a very X-Filled week, also out today are Magneto #4, Wolverine and the X-Men #4, Amazing X-Men #7, X-Men #14, All-New X-Factor #8, and Savage Wolverine #19.

Have you been following the X-Universe? How many titles are you able to keep up with? Have you sided with Wolverine or Cyclops?

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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All New X-Men 20

Here we go! With the end of “Battle of the Atom”, the coin has flipped and the original X-Men have deflected from Wolverine’s side to join with Cyclops. How will this change the status quo? It’ll be nice to see the team back with Angel and from the cover and description writer Brian Michael Bendis has found a clever way to bring Wolverine into the mix through his younger female clone, X-23. Pairing her with young Cyclops is intriguing also, although covers have known to be very deceiving in the past. I love the promise of more Kitty and Illyana interactions and would LOVE to see Colossus added to the book.

All New X-Men #20
Official Description: The fallout of X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM continues! X-23 is back and kissing… WHO IS THE MYSTERY MAN??!

The issue hit stands this past Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. What do you think about the addition of X-23 to the original X-Men? Would you like to see any other characters join the team?

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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